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Why Architecture Matters

Paul Goldberger

Now in paperback after five printings, a remarkable journey through the built world from the Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker critic and "America's foremost interpreter of public architecture" (Tracy Kidder)

March 29, 2011, Paper, $16.00

The Dirty Dust

Cré na Cille

Máirtín Ó Cadhain; Translated from the Irish by Alan Titley

Now available in paperback, the original English-language translation of Ó Cadhain’s raucous masterpiece Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s irresistible and infamous novel The Dirty Dust is consistently ranked as...

March 22, 2016, Paper, $16.00

Why Marx Was Right

Terry Eagleton

One of the foremost Marxist critics of his generation forcefully argues against Marx's irrelevancy"Reading a book by Terry Eagleton is like watching fireworks."—Dennis O'Brien, Christian Century...

April 10, 2018, Paper, $16.00

On Evil

Terry Eagleton

An impassioned argument for the existence of evil from one of the most respected and influential critics of our day In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches...

April 26, 2011, Paper, $16.00


Witold Gombrowicz; Translated by Danuta Borchardt; Foreword by Susan Sontag

In this bitterly funny novel a writer finds himself tossed into a chaotic world of schoolboys by a diabolical professor who wishes to reduce him to childishness. Originally published in Poland in 1937, Ferdydurke was...

April 24, 2012, Paper, $16.00

My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass; Introduction and Notes by David W. Blight

"David Blight has produced a fine edition of Douglass' second autobiography. This is an essential work in African-American and American history, and displays Douglass' developing strength as a writer and political leader."...

January 28, 2014, Paper, $16.00

On Democracy

Robert A. Dahl; With a New Preface and Two New Chapters by Ian Shapiro

Written by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time, this book explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. This new edition includes two additional chapters by Ian Shapiro, Dahl’s successor as Sterling...

July 28, 2015, Paper, $16.00

One World Now

The Ethics of Globalization

Peter Singer

One World Now seamlessly integrates major developments of the past decade into Peter Singer's classic text on the ethics of globalization, One World. Singer, often described as the world's most influential...

September 27, 2016, Paper, $16.00

Suspended Sentences

Three Novellas

Patrick Modiano; Translated by Mark Polizzotti

“Elegant. Unpretentious. Approachable. . . . He is, all in all, quite an endearing Nobelist.”—Michael Dirda, Washington Post  “Modiano is a pure original.”—Adam Thirlwell, The Guardian...

November 11, 2014, PB-with Flaps, $16.00


A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It

Jennifer Michael Hecht

A leading public critic reminds us of the compelling reasons people throughout time have found to stay alive Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve....

January 27, 2015, Paper, $16.00